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Bath House

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There was a time when it was not common for everybody to have baths in their houses and many people would make use of local Bath Houses for their regular ablutions. As bathrooms have become more common in houses so the need for Bath Houses has lessened and few still exist.

Another type of Bath House is one that is situated near natural mineral springs and are used for health and recreational purposes.

In other societies Bath Houses are used as spiritual or meeting places. See Wikipedia.



Buildings on this website of this type
100 Bath block for Mineral Baths Board of Trustees: 1937. Bela-bela (Warmbaths), Limpopo
Caledon Hot Mineral Baths, adds: pre-1908. Caledon, Western Cape
Long Street Baths: 1908 : 1926. Cape Town, Western Cape
Medical Baths: 1902. , Cape Town, Western Cape
Mineral Baths for Mineral Baths Board of Tvl: 1937. Badplaas, Mpumalanga
Municipal Baths near Harbour: 1898. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape
Public Baths: 1891. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Public Baths: n.d.. Kariega (Uitenhage), Eastern Cape
Public Baths: 1933. Benoni, Gauteng
Turkish Bath: 1889. Johannesburg, Gauteng
Twelve bathhouses: 1893. Warmbaths (Bela-bela), Limpopo